Blog Section: Motorcycles

BMW C 600 and C 650 GT Scooters

Nov 08, 2011 View Comments by

BMW is coming back into the scooter market with two scooters: the C 600 for the sportier rider, and the C 650 GT for the touring enthusiast. In 2002, BMW produced a scooter called the C1 (the one with the roof), but it tried too hard to remake an entire segment. This time around the […]

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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Oct 28, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki unveiled the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the its World Launch during the annual dealer meeting. Orlando, Florida, was the perfect setting for such a release. Great weather, great atmosphere, and lots of great people. RoadRUNNER Magazine was on scene for latest releases. Improvements have been made in the acceleration of the bike, but also […]

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom

Oct 25, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki unveiled the 2012 V-Stroms during the annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. Dealers and media showed much excitement for the World Launch of the 2012 GSX-R 1000 and the new V-Stroms. The touring segment increased from 17% in 2006 to 28% in 2011, surpassing the cruiser segment to hold the biggest share of the total […]

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager (ABS)

Oct 10, 2011 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s touring machine gets a few upgrades for 2012. All V-twins produce a lot of heat, because the rear cylinder and exhaust pipe are almost directly under the ride, but Kawasaki provides a great solution as a standard equipment.  The Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) routes radiator heat to the ground, below the engine, while […]

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Ducati reveals additional 2012 model details – Multistrada and Hypermotard

Oct 06, 2011 View Comments by

Press Release: Just weeks away from the unveiling of Ducati’s new 1199 Panigale Superbike at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan (November 10th – 13th) and following the recent release and launch of the brand new Streetfighter 848, Ducati now reveal even more details of next year’s range. Having proved its innovative concept and […]

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Harley-Davidson Recalling 308,000 Motorcycles for Possible Brake Failure

Oct 04, 2011 View Comments by

DETROIT –  Harley-Davidson is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves. The company says in government documents that brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The brake lights can fail, and […]

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2011 Honda PCX – City Commuter

Sep 28, 2011 View Comments by

Honda’s newest addition to its scooter lineup takes the styling from its bigger brothers. The smoked windshield, racy headlight, and flowing lines are reminiscent of the CBR and VFR. The 125cc engine is the heart of this sporty-looking commuter. Evaluation The styling caught my eye even before I decided to swing over a leg. The […]

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2012 Honda Gold Wing® – Top Seller Gets a Fresh Look

Aug 15, 2011 View Comments by

For 2012, Honda has given its popular Gold Wing® GL1800 series a moderate makeover. Now in its 36th year, Honda reports that about 640,000 Gold Wings have been sold worldwide since the model’s introduction as a 1975 model, making it a top seller and perennial favorite among touring enthusiasts. Styling revisions for 2012 replace the […]

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2012 Victory Models

Jun 12, 2011 View Comments by

It’s a cold winter’s evening in New York City, but it’s actually cooler inside than out. Victory, a purveyor of sleek, cool motorcycles, is having a party for its latest creation in the dark, cool confines of Amsterdam Billiards in Greenwich Village. You can’t help but think of Paul Newman’s The Hustler as you walk […]

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New Moto Guzzi California Cruiser and V7 Scrambler

May 09, 2011 View Comments by

Moto Guzzi has released images of its upcoming California Cruiser and V7 Scrambler models after they were shown to dealers. The California Cruiser gets a new 1400cc V-twin based on a 1064cc version of the current California Vintage, with new wheels, brakes and suspension. The V7 Scrambler has chromed-spoke wheels, and dual upswept mufflers on […]

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2011 Honda CBR250R

Apr 06, 2011 View Comments by

In Hermosa Beach, CA, at a media party preceding the International Motorcycle Show, Honda recently introduced its freshest motorcycle: the CBR250R.  This quarter-liter sportbike is an all-new global model for Honda, which includes a whole host of brand new technologies for the 249.4cc liquid-cooled four-stroke single. Wrapped in 27 patents, including 9 for the engine […]

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